Sunday, November 18, 2007

In Which My Beautiful, Amazing First-born Turns FOUR!

E's first friend party at our favorite park.
This look is, "Really? A picture? Can't I just eat it, Mom?"
Four is very good, very good indeed.

Parade of Party Princesses.
We have no pictures of E running off with the first gift she opened, princess shoes, to try on in her bedroom, in front of the hall mirror, show to all the people waiting in the living room, twirl with, sound check on the tile, admire in the hall mirror while twirling and finally the running test.
And so it went with each gift.

She stopped mid-gift to check herself out in the dress... again.This is what happens to cute hair when scraped through the opening of a trampoline enclosure. I can't help but wonder if that's how Flock of Seagulls did it, too.

This is my cousin's son. He plays football, wrestles and makes disgusting body noises for fun. He also helps little girls into their princess gowns.
He's a pretty special kid!
Supergirl gets quiet and a little shy while we sing.
A makes an appearance with my aunt.

Cousins. And pink forks.
Which will remain in our family for many parties to come.
Because my mother washed them.
Yes Mom, they are very nice, durable forks.

Oh the birthday joy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Belated Halloween Pictures

A as Tootsie RollE playing the part of Fairy Princess.
(note the wand and the very serious pose)

This is the very first time in her life she touched pumpkin guts knowing it would be icky since that fateful carving day just before she turned one and the slimy string stuck to her fingers. Not even peer pressure could break her down at preschool last year. She's nearly four people! This year I put my foot down and said, "If you want a Jack-O-Lantern (and she really did) you'll have to scoop the guts out yourself!"

There are 2 plates of spider and web cupcakes just to the right of the children. Yes, they were delicious, but that's not why I mention them. Little A knew we weren't paying attention, stuck her fingers in the icing and that's why the best picture I have of both girls in their costumes has a wand flying out at you and a frowning baby. Not the Kodak moment I was trying to achieve.